Identifying effective strategies and obstacles to delivery.

Theme 3

Fundamental Care in Hospital

Evidence Brief

  1. Evidence for effective strategies to address deficiencies in fundamental care: safety, relationships and nutrition/hydration
    Evidence Brief: Digest of research for NHS clinicians and managers, Spring 2015

  2. Vital signs in hospitals at night. Dying to sleep?
    Evidence Brief: Digest of research for NHS clinicians and managers, Spring 2015

  3. Improving patient experience and safety via a ward based clinical accreditation scheme
    Evidence Brief: Digest of research for NHS clinicians and managers Autumn 2015
    Contact: Wharam, H.

  4. 12 hour shifts: Nurse burnout, job satisfaction & intention to leave
    Evidence Brief: Autumn 2015. Contact: Dall’Ora, C.



  5. Chiara Dall'Ora from NIHR CLAHRC Wessex on Vimeo.




Journal articles

  1. Interventions for compassionate nursing care: a systematic review.
    Blomberg, K., Griffiths, P., Wengstrom, Y., May, C.R., Bridges, J., submitted. Interventions for compassionate nursing care: a systematic review. International Journal of Nursing Studies.

  2. Safe staffing for nursing in emergency departments: evidence review.
    Recio-Saucedo, A., Pope, C., Dall'Ora, C., Griffiths, P., Jones, J., Crouch, R., & Drennan, J. (2015). Safe staffing for nursing in emergency departments: evidence review. Emergency Medicine Journal, 32(11), 888-894. Contact: Recio-Saucedo, A.

  3. Registered nurse, health care support worker, medical staffing levels and mortality in English hospital Trusts: a cross-sectional study.
    Griffiths, P., Ball, J., Murrells, T., Jones, S., Rafferty, A.M., 2016. Registered nurse, health care support worker, medical staffing levels and mortality in English hospital Trusts: a cross-sectional study. BMJ Open 5, e008751.

  4. Nurse staffing and patient outcomes: strengths and limitations of the evidence to inform policy and practice. A review and discussion paper based on evidence reviewed for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Safe Staffing guideline development.
    Griffiths, P. et al (in press) Nurse staffing and patient outcomes: strengths and limitations of the evidence to inform policy and practice. A review and discussion paper based on evidence reviewed for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Safe Staffing guideline development. IJNS (update reference)


In progress

  1. Systematic Review of Processes to manage diarrhea and vomiting (based on Mat Moyo PhD work (theme 6): “Implementation of hand hygiene in hospitals using Normalization Process Theory” Contact: Griffiths, P.)

  2. Systematic Review of Risk assessment scales for predicting pressure ulcers (Contact: Schoonhoven, L.)

  3. Improving nutrition intake in people with dementia (based on the PhD studentship by Naomi Gallant working on theme 2 and supervised by theme 3).

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